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Copaquire Cu deposit, Collahuasi District, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Cyanotrichite
Copaquire Cu deposit, Collahuasi District, El Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region, Chile

Photo: luigi chiappino
Latitude: 20°54'6"S
Longitude: 68°53'7"W
Porphyry copper deposit.

Recently some fine chalcoalumite, associated with cyanotrichite crystals, has been recovered here: special thanks must be given to Dr. Jochen Schluter (curator of Hamburg Mineral Museum, Germany), for his invaluable help in analysing properly both species.

Mineral List

Alunite
Atacamite
Azurite
'Biotite'
Brochantite
Chalcanthite
Chalcoalumite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Cyanotrichite
Epidote
Ferrimolybdite
'Garnet'
Gypsum
Magnetite
Molybdenite
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Sericite

Pyrite
Pyrophyllite
Serpierite
Spangolite
Tennantite
'Tourmaline'


26 entries listed. 21 valid minerals.

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References

- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

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